India’s highlights at the Commonwealth Games 2018

India finished third in the medals tally at the Commonwealth Games 2018 with 66 medals (26 Gold, 20 Silver and 20 Bronze). Only Australia with 198 medals and England with 136 were ahead. India’s 26 Golds was also third, behind Australia (80) and England (45).

India’s combined 66 medals is its third best showing in the history of the Games. India’s best remains 101 in New Delhi (2010), followed by 69 in Manchester (2002). India bettered its showing in Glasgow 2014, , where we finished fifth overall, by just two medals. In Glasgow, India claimed 15 Gold, 30 Silver and 19 Bronze. India’s best Gold tally of 38 came at home in 2010.

India’s maximum medals came from shooting (16), followed by wrestling (12) and weightlifting (9). The 10-member Indian table tennis team secured 8 (3 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze) medals, which turned out to be their best-ever medal haul in the history of the Games. In the women’s table tennis event, the Indian team won its first ever Commonwealth Gold.

The Gold medal won by India’s mixed badminton team is the country’s first in that category at the Games. Saina Nehwal became the first Indian to win two singles Golds at the Games after defeating PV Sindhu. Saina had also won the title in 2010 in New Delhi. The Indian badminton contingent’s total of seven medals (2 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze) turned out to be the best performance by any Indian badminton team at the Games.

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